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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Security Certificate

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Certificate |COMP.NETSEC.CT | Career Program | CIP CODE: 11.1003

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Program Description

This program prepares students for entry level jobs in a Security Operations Center (SOC). Students who complete this program are prepared to take the Security+, Cisco CyberOps Associate and CCNA Certifications. These entry level industry certifications validate a student’s ability to configure, secure, monitor, troubleshoot and/or manage medium sized networks. They also learn to analyze host-based systems, network intrusion, and manage security policies and procedures. These skills could lead to a career as a Network Security Engineer, Network Analyst and Security Operations Center (SOC) analyst. All courses within this program can be used as part of the Cybersecurity A.A.S degree - Network Security track and the Information Technology A.A.S. degree.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Network Security Certificate will be able to:

  1. Apply fundamental information technology concepts in order to manage files and effectively use a variety of information technology tools.
  2. Configure and troubleshoot secure local and/or wide area networks using routers and switches.
  3. Identify host operating system features and characteristics needed to support cybersecurity analysis.
  4. Evaluate network security alerts and use network monitoring tools to identify attacks against network protocols and services.
  5. Analyze network intrusion data to identify compromised hosts and apply incident response models to manage network security incidents.

Sequence of Study

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 22 Credits

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